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Data Sheet Analog Output 23AA21

Doc.-No.:1KGT 150 673 V002 1 1
Analog Output 23AA21


Via the analog output board 23AA21, analog con-
trol outputs for sequential or closed loop control,
display instruments, measurand recorders etc. can
be connected to the RTU560. The 23AA21 board
has 2 isolated output channels which can be con-
figured to different output current ranges. The out-
put format, unipolar or bipolar resp. Live-Zero
(4...20 mA), can be set by software parameters.

The following output current ranges can be config-
ured independently per channel via plug-in jump-

5 mA
10 mA
20 mA (4...20 mA)


Each output has a digital to analog converter (DAC)
which converts the digital value present in the out-
put memory into an analog signal. The DAC has a
resolution of 11 bit plus sign. A received output val-
ue is stored until a new value is received. The out-
put channels are set to 0% after a power up or re-
set of the board.

The outputs of the 23AA21 module are isolated be-
tween the channels and from the RTU560 power

The micro-controller on the board carries out the
interactive communication with the RTU560 system
bus. All configuration data and processing parame-
ters are loaded from the communication unit (CMU)
via the RTU560 system bus.

The 23AA21 module executes a number of tests
during initialization and operation. If an error oc-
curs, the central control unit is notified. All error sta-
tuses that could affect the function of the module
are displayed by a light emitting diode (ST) as a
common fault signal on the front panel. A failure of
the board is detected by the communication unit.

Fig. 1: Block diagram
analog output board 23AA21
Data Sheet Analog Output 23AA21

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Technical Data
In addition to the RTU560 general technical data, the following applies:

Output Channels

Outputs: 2

Potential isolation: from one another and
against power supply

Output current: 2,5 mA
5 mA
10 mA
20 mA (4...20 mA)

Range selection: per channel by
plug-in jumpers

Load impedance: max.1000 (2,5...10 mA)
max. 500 ( 20 mA)

Resolution: 11 bit + sign
Adjustment: 2000 Digit = 100%

Errors (Reference: 25 C)

Gain error: typ. (%) max. (%)
20 mA 0,01 0,02
10 mA 0,01 0,01
5 mA / 2,5 mA 0,03 0,2

Offset error: typ. (%) max. (%)
20 mA / 5 mA 0,03 0,1
10 mA / 2,5 mA 0,06 0,2

Temperature drift: (Range: 0...70 C)
Gain typ. (ppm/C) max. (ppm/C)
20 mA / 5 mA 100 200
10 mA / 2,5 mA 100 200
20 mA / 5 mA 60 300
10 mA / 2,5 mA 120 600

Power Supply
Supply: 5 V / 650 mA
Mechanical Layout

Printed circuit 3HE, Euro-card format
board: (160 x 100 mm)

Front panel: 4R, 1 slot (20mm)
Weight: approx. 0.3 kg

Connection Type

Connector: indirect, 48 pole
Type F DIN 41612

Test Voltages

AC test voltage: 2,5 kV, 50 Hz / VDE 804
safety electrical isolation

Impulse voltage 5 kV (1.2/50)
withstand test: IEC 255-4 (class III)

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Electrical fast 2 kV
transient test: IEC 801-4 (class 4)
High frequency 1 / 2.5 kV (1MHz)
disturbance test: IEC 255-4 (class III)

Environmental Conditions
Temperature: -25 ... 70 C
Relative humidity: 5 ... 95%
(non condensing)

Ordering Information

23AA21 1KGT 020 700

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